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  • Handset brands taking more aggressive attitude toward the India market
    Most handset brands including Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo are gearing efforts to expand their shares in India as the growth momentum in the China market has slowed down, according to industry sources.
  • HTC Vive Focus VR HMD
    HTC has unveiled an enterprise version of its standalone Vive Focus VR device along with a set of VR solutions and development tools including Vive Wave VR SDK and Vive Sync as it moves to further enhance its deployment in the VR industry.
  • Touch panel suppliers sees weakening orders for iPhone XR in 1Q19
    TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS), two major touch module suppliers for Apple's iPhone devices, may see slower shipment momentum in the first quarter of 2019, as analysts and other sources have warned of weaker than expected sales of iPhone XR, according to industry sources.
  • Razer introduces Razer Phone 2 and Blade 15 into Taiwan
    Razer is bringing its second gaming smartphone, the Razer Phone 2, into Taiwan, its first market in Asia, with the availability to begin on November 17 at NT$25,990 (US$842).
  • htc
    HTC has reported net losses of NT$2.603 billion (US$84.26 million) for the third quarter of 2018, widening from a net loss of NT$2.1 billion seen a quarter earlier. EPS was negative NT$3.18 for the three-month period.
  • Global shipments of iPhone XR during the its new product lifecycle (from fourth-quarter 2018 to third-quarter 2019) are likely to reach 70 million, down from a previous forecast of 100 million units, according to Ming-chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities, as cited by the Economic...
  • inventec appliances
    Inventec Appliances (IAC), a subsidiary of Inventec, plans to ramp up production capacities of its plants in Taiwan and Malaysia to mitigate the impacts resulting from the ongoing US-China trade disputes, according to company president David Ho.
  • Qualcomm is taking the lead to incorporate its Snapdragon 850 series mobile chips into thin and light notebooks adopting Microsoft Windows operating system, and other handset SoC developers including Apple, Samsung, MediaTek, HiSilicon and Unisoc (Spreadtrum and RDA) may follow suit to roll out a spate...
  • IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported net EPS of NT$3.16 (US$0.10) for January-September.
  • Catcher chairman Allen Hung
    Catcher Technology is developing new casing materials and structures to meet higher performance requirements for casing products in the 5G era, as it aims to continue to sharpen its market leadership in the sector, according to company chairman Allen Hung.
  • huawei
    Having ramped up their combined smartphone shipments by 6.5% on year to 192 million units in the third quarter of 2018, China-based vendors are likely to see a single-digit shipment decrease in the fourth quarter due to weakening demand in the domestic market and competition resulting from the availability...
  • Global first-tier handset brands such as Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi have all enhanced their competitiveness by rolling out an array of cross-sector products, a move which will further squeeze the operations of second- and third-tier handset vendors.
  • Shipments of handsets by Taiwan's brand vendors and ODMs expanded by a moderate 5.5% on quarter to 21.8 million units in the third quarter of 2018 as increased shipments of ODM models were offset by decreased shipments from brand vendors, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.
  • HTC saw its revenues rebound 4.1% on month to NT$1.307 billion (US$42.53 million) in October, ending a slew of downward spirals. Nevertheless, the monthly figures were still down 78% from the same period of a year earlier.
  • Buoyed by seasonality, global tablet shipments reached 44.89 million units in the third quarter of 2018, up 21.1% on quarter and 6.1% on year, Digitimes Research has estimated. Among all shipments, branded products grew 29.9% on quarter, while white-box products remained flat as compared to a quarter...
  • Pegatron chairman TH Tung
    Pegatron has already solved the issue of labor shortage at its plants in China and has made prompt shipments allowing its major brand client to start delievering its new smartphone models in late October, according to company chairman TH Tung.
  • huawei
    Smartphone shipments in the China market went down 6.9% on year in the third quarter of 2018 and are expected to continue to fall by over 10% as telecom operators have reduced subsidies for the purchase of 4G models and the device replacement cycle is lengthening, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Oppo launches R17 lineup in Taiwan
    Oppo has enriched its portfolios by introducing two new models, the R17 and R17 Pro, into the Taiwan market as it wages up campaigns to fend off competition from rival companies.
  • Huawei smartphone sales gaining momentum in Taiwan
    Huawei beat HTC and Sony Mobile Communications for the first time to take the fifth title in terms of unit shipments in Taiwan's smartphone market in September with a 5.8% share, according to data compiled by local channels.
  • Xiaomi launches Mi 8 Lite in Taiwan
    Xiaomi has introduced its Redmi Note 6 Pro and Mi 8 Lite into the Taiwan market aiming to wage up its smartphone sales during the upcoming Double 11 shopping festival.
  • Apple's all-screen iPad Pro tablets
    Apple has introduced new all-screen iPad Pros, one coming with an 11-inch Liquid Retina display and one with a 12.9-inch display. Both machines feature Face ID, allowing users to unlock iPad with a glance. The new iPad Pros are powered by the A12X Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine and...
  • Huawei introducing Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro in Taiwan
    Huawei has launched the latest flagship models, the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$22,900 (US$739) and NT$29,900, respectively, with the availability to begin immediately.
  • LG Electronics has reported consolidated sales of KRW15.43 trillion (US$13.76 billion) and operating profit of KRW748.8 billion for the third quarter of 2018. Revenues were the highest among the three quarters this year, increasing 2.7% from the second quarter with operating income up 45% from the...
  • Xiaomi announcing a new smartphone
    Xiaomi has announced that it is expected to hit a milestone of shipping over 100 million smartphones during the January-October period of 2018, surpassing the total amount shipped a year earlier.
  • SK Hynix has reported net profits of KRW4.69 trillion (US$4.12 billion) on consolidated revenues of KRW11.42 trillion for the third quarter of 2018. Both hit record-high levels.

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